BBP 1

The BBP 1 includes 5 stepper driver and 3 heaters, which support dual-extruders or dual-z axis.

Microcontroller

  • Texas Instrument Sitara AM335X, 1GHZ Cortex-A8 ARM
  • 2 programmable Realtime Units (PRU) to generate really high frequency step and dir signals
  • 4GB eMMC
  • 512M DDR3 memory
  • 10/100M ethernet
  • microSD Card
  • USB Host to connect USB disk, WiFi, Camers .etc
  • USB OTG

Stepper drivers

  • 5 stepper drivers
  • 1/32 microsteps
  • Each capable of driving bipolar steppers up to 45V and 2.5A
  • Digital control of the current setting for each driver

Outputs

  • 3 heaters, 2 for extruder and 1 for HBP
  • 5 connectors for fan or led light belt

Inputs

  • 3 thermistor inputs
  • 6 endstops, 3 for min limit switch, 3 for max limit switch
  • 1 connector for external power button

Extensibility

  • 50 pins FFC connector for 24 bits TFT LCD and touch screen
  • Serial connector for debug
  • Lots of pins broken out, including stepper control signals and pwm control signals for heaters
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